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  • James Menzies
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    Connected vehicles and the potential of blockchain

    February 21, 2018 8:51AM by James Menzies

    If you think the transportation industry is connected today, just wait. We’re only beginning to scratch the surface of what connectivity can do for our industry, and the arrival of blockchain will take it to a whole new level. But

  • Warren Sarafinchan
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    The difference between selling and negotiation

    February 20, 2018 7:50AM by Warren Sarafinchan

    To open this week’s blog, I would like to start with a definition of commercial negotiation. While it will sound simple in nature, it is a relevant starting point to move forward from. Commercial negotiation is a situation where the

  • Warren Sarafinchan
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    Introducing a new blog dedicated to buying and selling

    February 14, 2018 7:38AM by Warren Sarafinchan

    Thanks for reading my first blog! I will be focusing my blog on the area of commercial negotiations. This has not only been an area of business that I am passionate about but also an area where I have seen

  • Ray Haight
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    Courage and commitment

    February 2, 2018 12:07PM by Ray Haight

    Commitment throughout the organization is important to the success of improving driver retention. But commitment is especially important among the ownership and management team as they are setting the example for all others in the company. To consider and then

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Should carriers start paying drivers a yearly salary?

    January 25, 2018 11:06AM by Derek Clouthier

    With the use of ELDs now required by law in the U.S. and the Canadian government announcing in December that we would follow suit by 2020, I think it’s time to examine the idea of paying drivers a yearly salary.

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Tips for a new transportation sales rep and sales manager

    January 24, 2018 10:19AM by Dan Goodwill

    Five years ago, I posted a blog that was derived from a LinkedIn sales management group. A range of people responded to the question, “What advice would you give a new salesperson?” To that list, I added my own observations.

  • James Menzies
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    Make hay while the sun shines on trucking

    January 23, 2018 11:54AM by James Menzies

    All signs are pointing towards a strong 2018

  • Roger McKnight
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    That’s cap and trade, folks!

    January 23, 2018 9:32AM by Roger McKnight

    So, I got bored with my latest collector’s edition of the Farmers’ Almanac and switched my intellectual channel to, “Home Remedies that Prevent Death and Other Things.” Don’t smirk, this is a first edition and possibly the one and only

  • Roger McKnight
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    An inconvenient truth in global crude

    January 16, 2018 8:52AM by Roger McKnight

    The inconvenient truth is whether climate change is just the weather or not. This thought of mine was triggered when leafing through some obscure, “we can’t throw that out,” July edition of a magazine with a picture of Al Gore in

  • Isabelle Hétu
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    Why we need Women with Drive

    January 15, 2018 8:33AM by Isabelle Hétu

    The topic of women in the workforce has been, and continues to be, a trending topic. Our representation in trucking shadows our male counterparts: federal labor statistics show that women comprise just 27% of the transportation workforce. Of this 27%,

  • Roger McKnight
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    Another year, another fuel price increase

    January 10, 2018 2:19PM by Roger McKnight

    Ah yes, a new year and a new opportunity for new thoughts or thought processes … at least that’s what I believed on New Year’s Eve. But thinking is a foreign invader in the lexicon sanctity of governmental direction. I

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Using electric trucks for what today’s technology allows

    January 2, 2018 1:36PM by Derek Clouthier

    Whether you like it or not, the biggest news in the industry this past month was the release of the Tesla Semi. In dramatic fashion, Tesla’s Elon Musk flaunted the electric truck, using comparisons to the traditional diesel powertrain in

  • James Menzies
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    Here’s your chance to improve Ontario truck parking

    January 2, 2018 10:01AM by James Menzies

    Truck parking in Ontario is woefully inadequate. We all know that. But encouragingly, there’s an effort underway to improve the situation. The province has commissioned a survey to provide insight into the problem, and to highlight specific areas where improvements

  • Ray Haight
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    Driver retention masterclass

    December 19, 2017 9:18AM by Ray Haight

    Over the past six months I have been meeting with various carriers all over North America. The purpose of my visits is to facilitate workshops for our recently released program called Driver Retention Masterclass through Vertical Alliance. The training I

  • Roger McKnight
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    Wake up Canada! We need to move oil across this country to tidewater – and soon!

    December 11, 2017 9:45AM by Roger McKnight

    Let’s face it, changing your mind is just re-targeting to a more ‘hittable target,’ or focusing on the ‘focusable.’ Recently, two people come to mind who have changed their minds and are re-focusing — Alberta’s Premier, Rachel Notely, and me